Sony Pictures Classics (SPC) has sets a December 25 theatrical release for awards contender The Truffle Hunters ahead of its screening at Toronto and New York film festivals.
SPC pre-bought worldwide rights to the feel-good documentary in a reported $1.5m deal announced in January when the film premiered in Sundance. It is also an official Telluride selection.
Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw directed The Truffle Hunters, which follows a handful of men their 70s and 80s as they search for the elusive Alba truffle in Piedmont, Italy.
The documentary examines the effects of climate change and deforestation on an age-old tradition.
Dweck and Kershaw produced the film, a Beautiful Stories Production presented by Bow and Arrow Entertainment and Park Pictures, in association with Faliro House, Artemis Rising, and Frenesy Film.